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on thursday. kron 4 maureen kelly has a firsthand look at more of the neighborhood. is very little left. right here is the brick walk way that used to lead to the front door. the hand rail that used to attach to a wall and now there's nothing left there. he take a look over here if i could show you what's left to the front of the house the exterior is laying just in a pile all of these bits of stucco and chicken wire not just land on the floor now that the wood frame has been burned away. over here is what's left of the inside of the house it's very littleefef sick furniture i think these tons of metal are what's left of the heating system. over here looks like we used to be the stove in the kitchen. you can see all that's lly is bits of charred wood and twisted metal. >> federal investigators are looking into those reports from those residents who say they snowcats a few weeks prior to last thursday's explosion. christine conley is looking into that issue as well she joins us live from san bruno. >> that is what the in the investigation were a few blocks away from the fires of one we zoom in
-- to educate drivers about the potentially deadly consequences. fox 5's maureen umeh has the details. >> reporter: you've seen it, maybe even done it yourself. >> probably talking on the phone is probably the biggest thing. >> reporter: but there's also texting, eating, putting on makeup or sometimes worse all while driving. >> i admit once in a while i've looked at my e-mail at a light and all of a sudden the light changes and you're not going and backing up traffic. it's a problem. >> reporter: distractions that pose a danger on the roadways and fairfax county police are cracking down. >> it's really gotten to be an epidemic and it's very dangerous. that is the message we are really trying to drive home that even though it's not illegal to do some of these activities, it's causing a probable. >> reporter: a recent study by the virginia tech transportation institute shows nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver in attention due to distraction. >> i say the most important thing about driving is alertness. it's not so much ability but alertness. >> reporte
cyber crime is worldwide. maureen back with your fox 5 top five. >> we begin with fiber crime running rampart. no. 5, a new study estimates 65% of computer users worldwide have been victims of some sort of fiber crime. the most common form? malware attacks such as viruses and spyware. no. 4, another reason to quit smoking. german scientists found men who smoke have lower levels of a chemical that can affect male fertility. researchers in denmark found prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke could damage fertility of the developing embryo. no. 3, good news on the roads. the number of traffic deaths hit a 60 year low. the transportation department says 2009's death toll on the nation's roads was just over 33,000. they credit safer vehicles, increased use of seatbelts and tougher drop. no. 2, the d.c. area now under a drought watch. officials are calling on every one to conserve water asking you to limit how much you water your lawn, use a commercial car wash that recycles water and reduce showers to under five minutes. no. 1, metro is getting out the word now. expect major service disrupti
. >>> the mid terms fast approaching and president obama in what "new york times" columnist maureen dowd calls his best buzzer beating mtrode. made recenttrips to cleveland and lwaukee and gave a news conference on friday and tomorrow back in virginia. is it enough to pull ahead and rescue democrats across the country. let's bring in aaron mcperin. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you the president is as good of a campaigner as candidate obama in 2008? >> he's getting there. that's what a lot of opinion columnists are saying, he's finally getting his groove back and bring the fight a little more. you mentioned some of the places he's been to recently and i would point out that some of his public appearances in places like wisconsin and also in pennsylvania, are in states that are pretty riable for democrats in recent campaign cycl. the fact that he's going to states like that show that the democrats are going have a very tough time. obama was able to win states likened yanna and north caroliiana -- like indiana and north carolina and now they're going back to the traditional democratic st
.com. approaching and president obama is digging in. "new york times" columnist maureen dowd calls it his best buzzer beating mode. with recent trips to cleveland l d milwaukee, a news conference on friday and tomorrow he'lbe in virginia. but is it enough to you rescue democrats across the country? let's bring in eleanor clift from news week and kristina bell antonio. good morning, ladies. >> good morning, everybody. >> i'm curious, eleanor, if you think e president today is as good a campaigner as candidate obama was in 2008. >> candidate obama was a blank slate. everybody could project all their hopes and their wishes on him. democrats loved him. independents loved him, even some republicans loved him. now he's got a record to defend. and i think we've discovered that he's not really leading a movement. i don't know where all those new voters are. they don't seem to be energized to turn out in this midterm. it looks like the election's going to revert to form with older voters showing up, disgruntled voters showing up, and all of the voters who obama inspired two years ago kind of sitting th
after six kids suffered broken bones. they investigated this problem now maureen kelly has more. >> 6 kids had broken bones will plan on these playgrounds. the press will tells me that's why they got this yellow caution take you see here around this apparatus. and why they keep the structures off-limits tour during recess and that till they can be value i did to see if these mucky bars are to like their seven and a half feet off the ground the district says it contacted the vendor who said higher than normal accident rate is not unusual after playwright goes in because kids get overexcited simply too hard. to some kids don't always get this rubberized flooring is still hard when you fall on that. even so the districts as they are concerned and said it would fence off the playground until it meets with the designer to see if any modifications need to be made. >> other developing stories allegations about a former undocumented housekeeper working for mike whitman. it came to light in a news conference that the house keeper held yesterday. allred said she will prove today evidence that m
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